Rome architecture, square colour drawing on red cover, Desmond Freeman Rome in gold font above and Impressions in Ink below

Desmond Freeman Rome

Impressions in Ink

By (author) Desmond Freeman


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  • Contains a collection of 42 captioned pen and ink drawings (including cover image), with some spectacular gatefolds of selected illustrations
  • Features full-colour plus monochrome sketches of the architecture of Rome, accompanied by quotations from well-known authors, poets and artists
  • Describes the story of how the book came into being, with information about the artwork methodology
  • Includes a set of thumbnail illustrations of each of the artworks at the back of the book in the form of an index, complete with title, format and dimensions of each artwork
Full Description

This stunning book presents the fine art work of Desmond Freeman’s Rome collection. Selected here are 42 highly detailed full-colour plus monochrome pen and ink sketches of the classical and contemporary architecture of Rome and its environs. Quotations from well-known authors, poets, and artists accompany these exquisite works. The preface describes the story of how this book forms part of an award-winning series in progress of five publications entitled Great European Cities – Impressions in Ink which to date includes Venice and Paris; the Rome collection is third in this successful series.

About the Author
Desmond Freeman studied art and design at the National Art School in Sydney, and later obtained a Master of Art from London’s prestigious Royal College of Art. He has worked as a designer in London, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong and Dubai where he earned a reputation as a leading interior and museum designer, never abandoning his passion for painting and drawing. His first book, Desmond Freeman Venice: Impressions in Ink, attracted international attention, winning the Gold Medal in the Fine Art Books section at the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards in New York from entries from around the world. He published Desmond Freeman Paris: Impressions in Ink in 2018. The book was launched by His Excellency, Brendan Berne, Australia’s Ambassador to France, at the Embassy in Paris. Desmond is an Associate of the Royal Art Society of NSW and a Life Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia. Desmond and his wife Christine live in Bowral, New South Wales, Australia.
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The Images Publishing Group
17th May 2021
290 mm x 290 mm
80 Pages
42 color
Name of series
Great European Cities - Impressions in Ink
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